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Three-hour Riverboat Cruise
1/2 Day Shelly Beach Cruise
The Great Kaipara Adventure - Helensville to Dargaville
The Great Kaipara Adventure - Dargaville to Helensville
Port Albert Easter Special (4.5 hours)|
Pahi River Cruises - Labour Weekend
Two-Day Dargaville Cruises
Club & Group Tours

  Three-hour Riverboat CruiseKaihara River cruise on the Kewpie
For sailing times, prices and bookings visit: www.kaiparacruises.co.nz

Leaving from Parakai, you will spend a relaxing three hours on the Kewpie Too exploring the tranquil rivers of the Kaipara River Valley. You will view the sites of early kauri mills and bush camps now long gone while listening to the informative commentary, and also visit the beautiful bush reserve on the Kaukapakapa River where young kauri, kowhai and totara, among others, grow sheer from the waters edge along with a shag colony and other wildlife nesting on the river.

Excellent outing for your family, club or group.

Please note: all our cruises can be adapted to suit club or seniors groups (minimum 30 passengers). Bookings available now - Phone 09 420 8466.

1/2 Day Shelly Beach Cruises

For sailing times, prices and bookings visit: www.kaiparacruises.co.nz

Join Kaipara Cruises on a voyage of discovery, retracing the old Steamer and Sailing Ship routes across the Kaipara Harbour from Helensville to Shelly Beach, where we go ashore and you can explore this remote settlement, relax, or spend tiem at The Jetty Licenced Cafe before cruising back across the harbour to Helensville.

The trip includes an informative commentary on the history, scenery and ecology of the Kaipara Harbour during your cruise.

Trip duration five hours, including two hours ashore at Shelly Beach. The Jetty Licenced Cafe offers an excellent range of food and beverages for while you are ashore.


The Great Kaipara Adventure - Helensville to Dargaville (9 hours, one day)

For sailing times, prices and bookings visit: www.kaiparacruises.co.nz

We invite you on a one day journey of discovery retracing the old steamer and sailing ship routes from Helensville to Dargaville through the historic Kaipara Harbour aboard our comfortable vessel, M.V. Kewpie Too and returning to Helensville by luxury Coach.

Departing from Helensville, we make our way cruising over sixty nautical miles through New Zealand’s largest inland sheltered waterways. We cruise through the Kaipara River as the barques and brigantines did in past generations before cruising into the harbour towards the Kaipara Heads, here you can almost touch the past as you examine the Kaipara’s former life, where more than a century ago ships from many nations came to trade for timber, flax and gum.

Crossing the Kaipara Heads to Pouto Point, you will see the magnificence of the two headlands with their white sandy beaches and the Tasman Sea beyond.  From Pouto, you will travel past lonely deserted bays many accessible only by boat where early gum diggers camped. We cruise past Ruawai and into the Northern Wairoa River, also steeped in our early history. During our cruise along the Northern Wairoa River we pass many small towns and villages almost forgotten by time, to arrive in Dargaville late afternoon.

Once in Dargaville, we join our luxury air conditioned coach for a relaxing journey back to your vehicle at Helensville.

Informative commentary on board Kewpie Too. Trip duration approx 9 hours including coach.

 

The Great Kaipara Adventure - Dargaville to Helensville (9 hours, one day)

For sailing times, prices and bookings visit: www.kaiparacruises.co.nz

We invite you on a one day journey of discovery retracing the old steamer and sailing ship routes from Dargaville to Helensville through the historic Kaipara Harbour aboard our comfortable vessel, M.V. Kewpie Too and returning to Dargaville by luxury Coach.Kewpie Too

Departing from Dargaville we make our way over sixty nautical miles cruising New Zealand’s largest inland sheltered waterways, through the Northern Wairoa River, as the barques and brigantines did in past generations.
During our cruise we pass many small towns and villages almost forgotten by time as we continue towards Pouto Point. Crossing from Pouto to South Head, you can almost touch the past as you examine the Kaipara’s former life, where more than a century ago ships from many nations came to trade for timber, flax and gum.

Crossing the Kaipara Heads from Pouto Point, you will see the magnificence of the two headlands with their white sandy beaches and the Tasman Sea beyond.  From South Head, you will travel past lonely deserted bays many accessible only by boat where early gum diggers camped. We cruise past Mosquito Bay, Shelly Beach and into the meandering Kaipara River, also steeped in our early history. We arrive in Helensville late afternoon.

Once in Helensville, we join our luxury air conditioned coach for a relaxing journey back to your vehicle at Dargaville.

Informative commentary on board Kewpie Too. Trip duration approx 9 hours including coach.

 

Port Albert Easter Special- (4.5 hours)

For sailing times, prices and bookings visit: www.kaiparacruises.co.nz

Join us on a 4½ hour voyage of discovery exploring the historic inland waterways of the Kaipara Estuary, retracing the old steamer and sailing ship routes though sheltered scenic waterways of times gone by.

This cruise departs from Port Albert through the Oruawharo River to Otamatea River through to the historic 1860 Batley House/Hotel before returning to Port Albert ~ sheltered estuary waters, this makes an ideal cruise for even the most dubious of sailors.

This cruise features:

  • Old Kauri Mill Sites
  • Maori Pa Sites
  • Atiu Creek Regional Farm Park
  • Sight Kaipara Heads, Pouto, Northern Wairoa River
  • Tinopai and the Otamatea River
  • Historic 1860 Batley Hotel
  • Many bays and inlets accessible only by boat
  • Birdlife, ecology and nature cruise
  • Informative commentary

 

Pahi River Cruises - Labour Weekend
For details, sailing times, prices and bookings visit: www.kaiparacruises.co.nz
 
Two-Day Dargaville Cruises
For details, sailing times, prices and bookings visit: www.kaiparacruises.co.nz

 

Club & Group Tours

We specialise in Senior charters. Group bookings are available for any of our tours. Special discounts Monday to Friday. Phone 09 420 8466 for more information.

 

Kaipara Cruises

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Helensville 0875
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